Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

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The Government of Canada has launched its Hydrogen Strategy , a framework that seeks to position Canada as a global hydrogen leader, cementing this low-carbon and zero-emission fuel technology as a key part of a path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Strategy is designed to spur investment and partnerships to establish Canada as a global supplier of hydrogen, and to increase domestic production. Canada Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Infrastructure Market Background

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Government of Canada sets mandatory target of 100% zero-emission car and passenger truck sales by 2035 in Canada

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The Government of Canada is setting a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales to be zero-emission by 2035, accelerating Canada’s previous goal of 100% sales by 2040. The Government of Canada will pursue a combination of investments and regulations to help Canadians and industry transition to achieve the 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035. Canada Emissions Market Background Policy Regulations

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Canada launches $1.5B Clean Fuels Fund with call for proposals

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Canada has launched the $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with a call for proposals for projects that increase Canada’s capacity to produce clean fuels. Introduced in the strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, and reaffirmed in Budget 2021, the fund grows the domestic clean fuels market, supports the implementation of the Clean Fuels Standard and delivers on early actions outlined in the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada.

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Construction of SRC rare earth processing facility in Canada underway

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Construction of the first stage of the Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) Rare Earth Processing Facility, which includes a Monazite Processing Unit (MPU) and a Solvent Extraction Unit (SXU), is underway The facility will be the first of its kind in Canada. A private sector landlord is handling the construction of the building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, which will be leased to SRC. SRC is Canada’s second largest research and technology organization.

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ArcelorMittal plans major EAF, DRI investments for decarbonizing steel production in Canada

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ArcelorMittal announced with the Government of Canada its intention for a CAD 1.765-billion (US$1.4-billion) investment in decarbonization technologies at ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s plant in Hamilton. The investment is contingent on support from the governments of Canada and Ontario.

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Canada releases list of 31 critical minerals; domestic production, global impact

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The government of Canada says that the country can leverage its mining and processing expertise and world leading environmental, social and governance credentials, and become the global supplier of choice for clean and advanced technologies. Canada’s Critical Minerals List.

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Canada launches hydrogen strategy steering committee

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Canadaa’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced the Hydrogen Strategy Implementation Strategic Steering Committee, which will advance and measure the progress outlined in the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada launched in December 2020. The committee, co-chaired by Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, is composed of senior leaders from across industry, provincial and territorial partners, non-government organizations and Indigenous partners.

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Canada invests in Newfoundland and Labrador’s EV network

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Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $770,000-investment to help Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro build 28 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the province. The funding will help Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to build an EV network along the Trans-Canada Highway, connecting the province’s capital, St. It also supports the Government of Canada’s goal to reach its ambitious target of 100 percent of passenger zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040.

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IKEA Canada partners with Second Closet & Lion Electric for last-mile delivery; 15 Lion6 electric trucks

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IKEA Canada has partnered with technology-enabled logistics and last-mile delivery provider, Second Closet, which will begin integrating zero-emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in several markets across Canada. In 2020, IKEA Canada completed more than 500,000 home deliveries, a 30% increase from 2019. Canada Electric (Battery) Freight Heavy-duty

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Canada releases national Small Modular Reactor action plan

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Canada Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan, released a national SMR Action Plan, which responds to the 53 recommendations identified in Canada’s SMR Roadmap that was launched in November 2018. Each of these key enablers has contributed a chapter to the Action Plan, describing a concrete set of actions they are taking to seize the SMR opportunity for Canada. Canada Nuclear SMR

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Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

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Transdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5 —Marie-Hélène Cloutier, Executive Vice-President Quebec and Maritimes of Transdev Canada.

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Canada-based ElectraMeccanica to build SOLO EVs in Arizona

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a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has selected Mesa, AZ, for its US assembly facility and engineering technical center. ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. ,

Canada invests C$2.89M in U of Alberta biojet technology

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The Government of Canada announced a $2,890,000-investment in the University of Alberta’s biojet technology. Western Economic Diversification Canada, Future Energy Systems, CanmetENERGY Devon and Edmonton International Airport, are also providing funding toward this $7.4-million project. The EIP recognizes that innovations in clean energy technologies must be affordable, reliable and sustainable to support Canada’s transition toward a low-carbon economy.

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GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

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The investment will enable GM to convert CAMI into Canada’s first large-scale electric delivery vehicles manufacturing plant. The new CAMI investments build upon other recent GM investments in Canada, including the recently announced nearly $1.03

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Government of Canada investing $275M in $40B Kitimat LNG complex

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The Government of Canada is investing $275 million to support LNG Canada ’s major liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Kitimat, British Columbia. The federal investment will include $220 million to help fund highly energy-efficient gas turbines for LNG Canada, minimizing both greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use. LNG Canada received required regulatory approvals in 2015 and is the first Canadian LNG project to reach a final investment decision. Canada LNG

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Saskatchewan awarding $31M to create Canada’s first rare earth processing facility at SRC

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It will be the first-of-its-kind in Canada and will begin to establish a Rare Earth Element (REE) supply chain in Saskatchewan, forming an industry model for future commercial REE resource expansion in the province. SRC is Canada’s second-largest research and technology organization.

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Government of Canada & Province of Ontario invest $10M to establish cobalt refinery in N. Ontario; battery-grade cobalt sulfate

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The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are each investing $5 million in First Cobalt Corporation to accelerate domestic production of battery-grade cobalt sulfate, a required element needed to produce long-range electric vehicles (EVs). Mining and related industries employ more than 625,000 people across Canada and contribute as much as $97 billion a year to Canada’s GDP. Batteries Canada Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials Mining

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is the first to test MCI’s first all-electric coach—the MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, designed for long-range express routes—in Canada. Bus Canada Electric (Battery

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Canada Nickel launches subsidiary to develop zero-carbon production of nickel, cobalt and iron

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Canada Nickel Company Inc. The Company has applied for trademarks for the terms NetZero Nickel, NetZero Cobalt, and NetZero Iron in the US, Canada, and other jurisdictions related to zero-carbon production of nickel, cobalt, and iron products. —,Mark Selby, Chair & CEO of Canada Nickel. Canada Nickel will explore the use of various alternatives to achieve its NetZero objectives in each stage of the mining process: mining, milling and processing.

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Air Products chooses Haldor Topsoe’s SynCOR technology for world-scale blue hydrogen energy complex in Canada

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Air Products has selected Haldor Topsoe’s low-carbon SynCOR technology for a world-scale net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Canada. Topsoe’s SynCOR technology will enable capture of more than 95% of CO 2 emissions from the production of blue hydrogen from natural gas for the recently announced Air Products facility to be built in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Canada Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. Canada is currently completing a mid-term review of its light duty vehicle regulations. Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions Regulations

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Rio Tinto enters scandium market with construction of new plant in Canada

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Transport Canada contracts CNL to research clean energy technologies to decarbonize marine sector

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Transport Canada has awarded a contract to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, to develop an assessment tool to examine clean technologies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the release of other pollutants from marine vessels. This three-year project is funded by Transport Canada’s Innovation Center. Ammonia Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions Hydrogen Market Background Ports and Marine

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Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. To support the transition to a low-carbon transportation system, the Government of Canada has set sales targets for new zero-emission vehicles in Canada. Sales targets for new zero-emission vehicles in Canada: 10% of new light-duty vehicle sales by to zero-emission vehicles by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040. Canada Electric (Battery) Policy Sales

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Canada launches new $4.5M challenge to accelerate battery innovation; $1M grand prize

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Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced a new $4.5-million Impact Canada challenge aimed at accelerating made-in-Canada battery innovation to better position the country in the highly competitive global market. where ministers from federal, provincial and territorial governments were meeting under the theme Competitiveness and Innovation in Canada’s Energy and Mining Sectors. Batteries Canada

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Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. The initial Electrify Canada plan includes the installation of 32 EV charging sites near major highways and in major metro areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. —Daniel Weissland, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada, Inc. Canada Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Canada investing $20M in Terrestrial Energy to support development of Integral Molten Salt SMR

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Canada investing $20M in Terrestrial Energy to support development of Integral Molten Salt SMR. Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Hon.

Mexico and Canada are the biggest recipients of US petroleum exports

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Canada received 1.0 Total US petroleum exports have been increasing over the last 10 years, reaching an all-time high of 8.5 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2019. The United States exported 1.2

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Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028. With 40 Tesla Semis in total, the company will feature one of the largest electrified fleets planned by a company in Canada and will reach an initial milestone to convert 20% of Walmart’s fleet to electric power by 2022. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. Walmart Canada operates 8.75

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle strategy by 2018

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The Government of Canada is moving forward with provincial and territorial partners, industry and stakeholders, to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS)—battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles—on Canadian roads by 2018. Transportation accounts for about 24% of Canada’s emissions, mostly from cars and trucks. Canada Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Plug-ins Policy

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NR Canada seeking commercialization partner for methane oxidation catalyst

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from firms which wish to enter into a commercial licensing arrangement to bring to market its methane oxidation catalyst. NRCan has filed international patent applications in Canada, US, Germany, India and Sweden, for a robust methane oxidation catalyst that reduces unburned methane contained in exhaust streams (methane slip) from lean burn natural gas vehicles/engines. Canada Emissions Engines Natural Gas

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Canada Raising Awareness on Zero-Emission Vehicles

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TORONTO, April 1, 2021 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is committed to building a low-emissions energy future to strengthen the economy, create good jobs and support our proud energy workers. The post Canada Raising Awareness on Zero-Emission Vehicles appeared first on EV Obsession.

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Canada investing $2M in $5.1M project to develop energy-efficient comminution technology for mining: conjugate-anvil-hammer mill (CAHM)

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Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi announced a $2-million investment in a $5.1-million Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) initiative to develop an energy-efficient mining technology that could significantly reduce energy consumption at mine sites, cut costs and make remote mining operations more productive. The net result would be new mine projects, jobs and capacity development in Canada’s north. Canada Emissions Materials

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Canada awards $1.2M to GreenNano to scale up wood-fiber composite for use in automotive; collaboration with Ford

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The Government of Canada is awarding $1.2 GreenNano is also collaborating with Ford Canada’s Power Engineering Research and Development Center, located in Windsor, Ontario, to test the new material in the production of lightweight car parts. million to GreenNano Technologies Inc.

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Canada is going to ban new gas-powered car sales by 2035


Canada is the latest country to announce an upcoming ban on new gas-powered car sales. Canada has set the target of 2035 in a move to accelerate electric vehicle adoption. more… The post Canada is going to ban new gas-powered car sales by 2035 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta makes its way to Canada


Tesla has started rolling out its Full Self-Driving Beta software to drivers in Canada. Utilizing the Version 10 software , the vehicle drove along some streets in Toronto, showing its progress as Tesla could be attempting to offer the FSD suite to drivers in Canada slowly.

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Government of Canada announces national plan for carbon pricing

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The Government of Canada has proposed a pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon emissions; under the new plan, all Canadian jurisdictions will have carbon pricing in place by 2018. To accomplish this, Canada will set a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions—set at a level that will help Canada meet its greenhouse gas emission targets. The Government of Canada will provide a pricing system for provinces and territories that do not adopt one of the two systems by 2018.

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Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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US, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and EC launch new hydrogen initiative

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At the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) meeting, a new international hydrogen partnership was announced under the leadership of the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and the European Commission with participation of several other CEM member countries.

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Tesla battery supplier CATL plans to acquire lithium mining company in Canada


Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has set plans in motion to acquire Canada-based Millennial Lithium. The post Tesla battery supplier CATL plans to acquire lithium mining company in Canada appeared first on TESLARATI.

Canada Launches Algal Biofuels Project

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The government of Canada is awarding approximately C$5 million (US$4.7 In the project, NRC is collaborating with a number of industrial partners, including Ocean Nutrition Canada in Halifax; Menova Energy Inc. The National Bioproducts Program is a joint initiative of NRC, Natural Resources Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Tags: Algae Algal Fuels Canada million) to a project to produce fuels on a large scale from algae grown in Nova Scotia.

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Canada invests $1.9M to support Nano One advanced battery production technology

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The Government of Canada is investing up to $1.9 million from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in Vancouver-based Nano One to support the development of advanced battery technology for electric vehicles. The program is providing up to $100 million over five years (2015-2020) to encourage Canadian automotive suppliers to develop new innovative products and processes that will make Canada more competitive on a global scale. Batteries Canada

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VW ID.4 Coming To Canada With 3 Years Of Free Fast Charging


will get three years of unlimited, complimentary fast charging at Electrify Canada stations All buyers of the 2021 VW ID.4

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